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An exploration of the connections between research, practice and the various constructs of literacy.
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What Faculty Should Know About Adaptive Learning - M Feldstein

What Faculty Should Know About Adaptive Learning - M Feldstein | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

I was honored to be asked by the American Federation of Teachers to write an article on what their membership should know about adaptive learning technologies....

 

The phrase “adaptive learning” is an umbrella term that applies to an incredibly broad range of technologies and techniques with very different educational applications. The common thread is that they all involve software that observes some aspect of student performance and adjusts what it presents to each student based on those observations. In other words, all adaptive software tries to mimic some aspect of what a good teacher does, given that every student has individual needs.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 20, 2013 3:34 AM

Adaptive learning technologies....

 

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Family Game Night: Best Educational Board Games for Kids

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Need a last-minute gift idea? Try one of these educational board games!
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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written and curated by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia:
"Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

Enormous progress has been made since the early days of the first news curation tools to what is available today, but yet, I feel we have only barely scratched the surface.

To illustrate what I expect to see on this front, here is a panoramic tour of the traits, features, patterns and trends that I expect will characterize the future of digital content curation tools, organized into specific feature areas.

1) Display Formats of Curated Content Collections
The first area in which I expect to see lots of improvement and innovative ideas is the one of how a curated collection or stream can be displayed to the user.
This is one of the most underestimated and underutilized areas of improvement for content curation tools.

2) Slicing and Dicing
Some of the present-day content curation tools, including Scoop.it, Spundge and several others, do allow you to tag and filter content but none provides a direct facility to easily create sub-sets that gather together collection items with the same characteristics.

3) Micro - Macro
One other badly needed feature, that I hope will see its way in some of the leading content curation tools, is the ability to instantly switch from a bird’s eye view of a topic to the detailed view of a specific information item.

4) Recurate
Another area that offers great opportunities for innovation and for the introduction of new useful features is the one covering the ability to assess, managing inventories, organize and curate one’s own existing assets.

5) News Discovery
The main problem with news discovery arises from the fact that quality filters and algorithms capable of both fully understanding the topic of interest, not just by way of a keyword or a hashtag but by semantic inference, and capable of identifying the relevant sources among so many noise-making content marketers reposting other people stuff, are not easy to build.
The best way to uncover, identify and identify new quality sources and content items may be to employ a balanced mix of automated search filters augmented by human curators that can supervise, edit, refine and improve on what is gathered by the algos.

6) Ownership
The main benefit offered by content curation platforms that require you to curate and publish first via their systems (Scoop.it, Pinterest, etc.) is that they provide you with an existing broad audience readily interested in your content. For someone just starting out online, this can be a huge booster.
The con side of the equation is that your rights on what you have curated as well as the physical ownership of that content is not under your control anymore. And for those already having good visibility and reputation online, this may not be the most attractive proposition.

7) Credit and Attribution
For professional curators the need to properly and systematically credit and attribute the content and sources utilized is not a secondary matter. Discovery of new interesting content is at the heart of the curator job, and facilitating the exchange on meta-data that provides credit and hints as to who has been of help in discovering something will increasingly be a highly valued activity..."

Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part1/

 

 


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:20 AM

Thanks!

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, December 20, 2013 4:49 PM

Scooping this to basically reference it for more tips on curating. We are all works in progress.

Russell Yardley's curator insight, December 25, 2013 4:01 PM

With billions of people connected through social media and directly connected with email traditional curators of news and other content have had their business models destroyed but it has not surprisingly taken many years for better models to emerge. 

 

The widsom of crowds is well known but so is their stupidity (stock market crashes, group think, lowest common denominator in election outcomes...). Better curating tools and systems are beginning to show that valuable curators of the worlds content are able to find their audience and enrich the world with deep insight that replace the extremely low numbers of curators of the past (news paper barons).

 

Some of these curators will be paid and others do it just for the joy of it. Collectively they will reshape thinking and ultimately the world. 

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4 Science-Backed Reasons Our Brains Love Lists

4 Science-Backed Reasons Our Brains Love Lists | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Lists are readily recognizable, bite-sized, and easy to digest. No wonder they make such fetching brain food.
Which article would you rather read? "A Synopsis Of Recent Construction in Shanghai" or "Five Unbelievable Future Buildings In Shanghai?
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Reviving the Essay by Killing the 5-Paragraph Form

Reviving the Essay by Killing the 5-Paragraph Form | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
A previous post, “A 5-Paragraph Essay is Not an Essay – Rethinking Essay Writing,” highlighted the stifling of students through the constant assigning of 5-paragraph essays.
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Picking Up Technology Without Putting Down Books ...

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We have embraced multimodality as imperative for future generations because we need future learners to grasp the importance of what it means to be technologically literate. ...
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Does writing code boost math scores? - Boston Globe

Does writing code boost math scores? - Boston Globe | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
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Does writing code boost math scores?
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ELearning Explained [INFOGRAPHIC]

ELearning Explained [INFOGRAPHIC] | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Many people have a general idea about what elearning entails as it is used across a wide-range of industries. The education market is using elearning on a regular basis, and corporations often use it for employee training.
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Six Best Practices for Social Media Success Infographic | Wildfire | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

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Six Best Practices for Social Media Success Infographic

 

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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, December 15, 2013 1:01 PM

Especially #4. For B2B, I continue to maintain: LinkedIn, SlideShare, Google+, YouTube, Twitter, and of course, your blog. h/t to http://www.digitalinformationworld.com.

Creativos Rd's curator insight, December 16, 2013 4:00 PM

#SocialMedia

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Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing ...

Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing ... | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Information literacy and technological developments (e.g. web 2.0 ; web 3.0 ; mobile technologies; YouTube, trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources; gaming and application software (apps); digital reference ...
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Building Technology Fluency: Preparing Students to be Digital Learners

Building Technology Fluency: Preparing Students to be Digital Learners | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland reminds us that we're preparing students for a future that has yet to be invented as she defines technology fluency and offers three strategies for building it into curriculum.
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Need to Secure Your Internet Device? Discover the Dangers Posed to any Device

Need to Secure Your Internet Device? Discover the Dangers Posed to any Device | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
The internet threats that we face as users are found on every connected device no matter how secure your device is. Discover the dangers posed to any device.

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Three Ways Students Can Search for Creative Commons Images

Three ways students can search for Creative Commons licensed images. The CC Attributioh Helpter Chrome extension mentioned in the video is available here htt...

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gregmhagar's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:13 AM

A nice (brief) introduction to finding and properly attributing creative commons licensed images.

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2013 Social Media Engagement Report

2013 Social Media Engagement Report | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Read the surprising facts about how much time people spend on the major social networks.
We tend to talk about social networks in terms of size, because audience reach is one of social media’s biggest advantages.
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Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills?

Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills? | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
 
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Taking selfies at funerals. Tagging pictures of teens drinking alcohol at parties.
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Teaching Resources | Media Education Lab

Teaching Resources | Media Education Lab | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

The Media Education Lab is one of the leading providers of multimedia curriculum resources for K-12 media literacy education. Take advantage of our extensive collection of free resources.


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The Unstoppable Force of M-Learning

The Unstoppable Force of M-Learning | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Mobile learning (also referred to as mlearning) is a relatively new “sub-niche” to elearning. While the definition can vary depending on who you speak to, in general it focuses on learning across various contexts and on mobile devices.
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How to make a computer in 107 sec

How to make a computer in 107 sec | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
‘And we’re live…’
A friend from university posted this link on his Facebook wall; I followed it and found out what he’s been doing over the last couple of years: Turns out he’s been part of a team that created the Kano computer.
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The Top 10 Things People Wanted to Learn in 2013

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A major part of the human experience is learning about new tools and how to use them — a process the Internet makes much easier and quicker.
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How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading

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How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading by Terry Heick If you’re not familiar with Adler and Van Doren’s How To Read A Book, it is worth, well, reading. As you might’ve guessed,...
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Getting Your Students to Love Reading (Infographic)

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Reading is a huge part of a child's development. In the early stages, it should be a shared experience between parent and child which can impact a love of books

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 15, 2013 8:18 PM

Although this infographic was written with the parent in mind the ideas are applicable for teachers. Chances are you have at least a few students in your classroom whom may not be as engaged as you would like. Learn some of the tricks that you might try to help them become more engaged and consider sharing this with parents.

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Promoting Multiple Literacies (Principles of New Librarianship ...

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Digital literacy is the only fully technology-dependent literacy on the diagram. Critical, information, visual and media literacy are all essential components of digital literacy. Often, people will refer to digital literacy when ...
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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

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How many times has it been that you’re trying to search for a specific site or on a specific topic too hard but in the end you end up finding nothing. Have you ever questioned yourself why this happens?
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Can You Learn While You Sleep?

Can You Learn While You Sleep? | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
What’s more, researchers are coming to recognize that dreaming is an essential part of understanding, organizing and retaining what we learn—and that dreams may even hold out the possibility of...
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An Amazing Timeline Chronicling The History of Social Media

An Amazing Timeline Chronicling The History of Social Media | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Most people think  that social media started with the Facebook and Twitter.  Web 2.0 technologies which have given rise to such popular  platforms have definitely played a major role...
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